DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions Class

Contains specific settings which define the representation of grid lines and labels in the date-time chart range control client.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public sealed class DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions :
    ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions
Public NotInheritable Class DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions
    Inherits ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions

Related API Members

The following members accept/return DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions objects:

Remarks

Use the DateTimeChartRangeControlClient.GridOptions property to get access to the DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions object.

Then, you can customize grid settings using the DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.GridAlignment, DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.SnapAlignment, ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.SnapSpacing, and ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.GridSpacing properties.

NOTE

Grid properties provided by the DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions class are calculated automatically, because the ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.Auto is set to true by default. When you change the default value of the specific property, this resets the grid automatic calculation (the ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.Auto is set to false).

To format chart client argument values, use the ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions.LabelFormat property.

Examples

This example demonstrates how to set up a range control with the date-time chart client to display a chart with date-time data in the range control's background.

In order to provide data to a chart date-time range control client, you need to access the ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider object using the ChartRangeControlClientBase.DataProvider property and assign a data source to the ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.DataSource property. Then specify the required data fields via the ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.ArgumentDataMember, ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.ValueDataMember, and ChartRangeControlClientDataProvider.SeriesDataMember (optional) properties.

In the current example, a date-time chart client is bound to a simple data table containing three columns ("Argument", "Value", and "Series").

In addition, this example shows how to customize chart client common settings (e.g., change the date-time range, customize template view and grid options).

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors;

namespace DateTimeChartRangeClient {

    public partial class Form1 : Form {

        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();

            // Assign a date-time chart client to the Range control. 
            rangeControl1.Client = dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1;

            // Generate a data table and bind the date-time client to it.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.DataSource = CreateChartData(50, 2);

            // Specify data members to bind the client.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.ArgumentDataMember = "Argument";
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.ValueDataMember = "Value";
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.SeriesDataMember = "Series";

            // Specify the chart range control client view.       
            AreaChartRangeControlClientView areaView = new AreaChartRangeControlClientView();
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.DataProvider.TemplateView = areaView;

            // Customize the area view appearance. 
            areaView.AreaOpacity = 90;
            areaView.Color = Color.Aqua;
            areaView.ShowMarkers = true;
            areaView.MarkerSize = 5;
            areaView.MarkerColor = Color.Red;

            // Format labels of the date-time chart range control client. 
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.LabelFormat = "D";

            // Specify the palette name to get a nice-looking chart.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.PaletteName = "Office";

            // Customize grid alignment, grid spacing, snap spacing and snap alignment of the chart range control client.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.GridAlignment = RangeControlDateTimeGridAlignment.Day;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.GridSpacing = 1;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.SnapSpacing = 1;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.GridOptions.SnapAlignment = RangeControlDateTimeGridAlignment.Week;

            // Change the date-time range of the chart range control client.
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.Range.Min = DateTime.Now;
            dateTimeChartRangeControlClient1.Range.Max = DateTime.Now.AddDays(50);
        }

        private DataTable CreateChartData(int pointCount, int seriesCount) {

            // Create an empty table.
            DataTable table = new DataTable("Table1");

            // Add three columns to the table.
            table.Columns.Add("Argument", typeof(DateTime));
            table.Columns.Add("Value", typeof(Double));
            table.Columns.Add("Series", typeof(string));

            // Add data rows to the table.
            Random rand = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks);
            DataRow row = null;
            double value = 0;

            for (int seriesIndex = 0; seriesIndex < seriesCount; seriesIndex++) {
                for (int pointIndex = 0; pointIndex < pointCount; pointIndex++) {
                    value += (rand.NextDouble() - 0.3);
                    row = table.NewRow();
                    row["Argument"] = DateTime.Now.Date.AddDays(pointIndex);
                    row["Value"] = Math.Sin(pointIndex) + value;
                    row["Series"] = seriesIndex.ToString();
                    table.Rows.Add(row);
                }
            }
            return table;
        }
    }
}

Inheritance

Object
ChartRangeControlClientGridOptions
DateTimeChartRangeControlClientGridOptions
See Also